Paint Colors That Go With Honey Oak (Cabinets or Trim)


If you are looking to update your home and need to work around the expanse of honey oak kitchen cabinets or trim, then a few coats of the right shade of paint can instantly bring your space into the modern era.

Unfortunately, it probably will not. Like many things from the 80’s and 90’s, honey oak had its hay-day and probably will not be making a come back any time soon.

Will Honey Oak Come Back in Style?

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray (SW 6205), unlike the name suggests, is actually a light blue-green paint color with a gray undertone. It’s a lovely paint color to bring a coastal vibe to any space. 

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray

If you’re not dealing with a swatch of orange cabinetry, and just need a color that works with honey oak flooring and trim, then I think Oyster Bar is a solid choice.

Sherwin Williams Oyster Bar

If you can embrace a more vibrant color in your home, then these blues and greens are where it’s at when dealing with honey oak. Yes, they will bring attention to your cabinets and make a focal paint, but the balance of colors is really beautiful (in my opinion).

Blues & Greens

If you are looking to make a statement, whether it be in a kitchen, bedroom or even an office, Salamander certainly does that. It’s a very dark moody green that – dare I say it – makes honey oak actually look good.

Benjamin Moore Salamander

Because floors are on the horizontal and not on the vertical right in front of your eyes, they don’t impact your wall color choices as much.

Paint Colors That Go With Honey Oak Floors